A good explanation of the litany of woes that comes from Internet Explorer 8 being the highest that users of Windows XP can upgrade to. It’s a particularly woeful situation if you are a web developer attempting to provide parity. But there is hope on the horizon:
2013 will see the culmination of all these issues; support for IE 8 will drop of rapidly, users of XP will find an increasingly broken web, the cost of building software in XP organisations will increase.
There is an elephant in the Microsoft store.
Useful advice from Tim on preparing your responsive site for IE10’s new “snap mode”. Don’t worry: it doesn’t involve adding any proprietary crap …quite the opposite, in fact.
This is a terrific piece of writing from Robin Sloan, entertaining and cheeky. Plug in headphones, and start reading and scrolling.
The East Wind was about to get a call from an angry star.
Wallow in nerd nostalgia and experience the Proustian rush of rebooting old operating systems.
The story of the particle windchime—it turns subatomic particle collisions into sound—created at Science Hack Day San Francisco.
A handy little tool for testing responsive designs by automatically changing your browser viewport size.
Still addictive after all these years.
Rob's story of Air Guitar Championhood is in issue no. 2 of Fray magazine: Geek.
Sometimes Apple gets it wrong and Microsoft gets it right. That's certainly the case for users with low-vision.
Steve Faulkner gives a rundown of the current state of play between screen readers and Ajax.
Clean, businesslike icons by the icon artists behind Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux.